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Our archive of more in-depth news articles and reports (running back to the 1990's) can be found here. You can also search for past articles using the search function in the left hand side column

Push to complete Eastern Trail in Scarborough

[News Flash - The ETA is leading a major fundraising campaign aimed at the critical "missing trail link" addressed in this article. Go here to learn more]

WGME-TV (Channmel 13), May 6, 2016

SCARBOROUGH (WGME) -- There's a push to "close the gap," at one of Maine's most popular foot and biking trails.

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Eastern Trail featured as part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

Tune in to this video clip by ETA President Emeritus John Andrews and Trustee/Naturalist Joe Yuhas, produced as part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend.....

New Eastern Trail Videos

A new video of historical significance has been added to the page containing many videos about the Eastern Trail. The new video is the first ever recorded ETA event, taking place in February 1998 before a Scarborough Council Meeting.

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Final push for trail bridges funds

The Eastern Trail Alliance needs to raise $1 million by the end of the year to fund a new bridge crossing over the Nonesuch River in Scarborough. ​

Kate Irish Collins, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - May 19, 2016

The final push is on to raise the remaining $1 million needed by the end of the year to build two new bridges on the Eastern Trail that would close a 1.6-mile gap between Scarborough and South Portland.

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Is this the year for Eastern Trail link?

By Michael Kelley Staff Writer

With Army Corps of Engineers and Maine Department of Environmental Protection approval in hand, it’s a “critical year” for a long-term project to connect the Eastern Trail....

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Eastern Trail Alliance Featured in Local Radio Show

Derek Volk Show News Talk WLOB

The Eastern Trail Alliance (ETA) was featured on the Derek Volk Show on April 9, 2016, broadcast on News Talk WLOB (100.5 FM / 1310 AM).

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Federal Transportation Bill Passes - Includes Help for Biking and Walking

Some great information from our friends at the League of American Bicyclists about the recent transportation act passed into law:

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Wildlife Art Added to the Marsh

Thanks to a collaboration between the Friends of Scarborough Marsh, the ETA and the Town of Scarborough, the Marsh is now home to art — created by local artist Jada Fitch — that depicts some of the wildlife that thrives there.

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New Hampshire Seacoast Greenway (NHSG)

We recently got an email from a trail enthusiast in our neighbor state, telling about efforts to build the New Hampshire Seacoast Greenway (NHSG), NH's segment of the East Coast Greenway (and which connects to the Eastern Trail at the ME/NH border). Read his message below:

"We recently set up a Facebook page for the

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Another Succesful Maine Lighthouse Ride!

Our 12th annual Maine Lighthouse Ride was perhas the best ever!  Around 1200 riders enjoyed a beautiful fall day, as well as the four great routes, the rest area support, and great food!

The new food additions - Portland Pie pizza, Friendly's Ice Cream, and Shipyard beer elicited glowing praise from thankful and satisfied riders.

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